DO YOU NEED WATER SERVICE LINE INSURANCE?

DO YOU NEED WATER SERVICE LINE INSURANCE?

Did you receive a letter offering to sell you insurance for your outside water pipes? Is it a scam or a prudent investment? Reporter Diana Jones examines water line insurance offers…

Some Morongo Basin residents may have received a mailing urging the recipient to buy insurance for their water service line. The company, HomeServe, correctly states that property owners are responsible for repairs on the water lines between their water district’s meter or well casing, and their house. The company offers insurance coverage for leaks and repairs to these water lines. Z107.7 spoke with local water district officials, who recommended that homeowners pencil out the costs of the insurance against the potential cost of repairs to determine if the insurance is right for them. Owners of older homes may find buying the insurance is a cost they’re willing to pay, whereas owners of newer homes may not.

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